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IDI has created the 3i Composites Technology Centre to help innovative customers solve their engineering and performance challenges and help them go beyond the value limitations of conventional materials.
Launched in conjunction with IDI’s 50th anniversary, the IDI 3i Composites Technology Centre is located in its Noblesville, Indiana, US world headquarters and is part of the newly dedicated John K. Merrell Centre. The 3i Technology Centre will serve as the research and development division of IDI Composites International.
Due to increased demand from OEMs for stronger, lower density and higher performing materials, the IDI 3i Composites Technology Centre was founded to meet these industry-wide demands. According to IDI, the centre is totally equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and connected technology to partner with OEMs and channel partners to streamline and efficiently manage the breakthrough cycle for the formulation, testing and manufacturing of 21st century composite materials.
“As markets for our products expand, so does the demand for innovative new materials that can meet and exceed the challenges posed by a variety of environments and applications,” says Tom Merrell, IDI Composites International President. “And as our customer base continues to widen, the need to create, produce and test new chemistries, formulas and parts prototyping plays an ever important role in the manufacturing to market cycle,” adds Merrell.
“The 3i Composites Technology Centre will promote the sharing of ideas in early stage innovation through Inquiry, Ideas and Innovation (3i),” states Larry Landis, Director, Technology and Quality for IDI Composites International. “Our 3i Tech Centre will have a major impact on future breakthroughs that will benefit the entire composites industry,” adds Landis.
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